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brendajos
11-28-2005, 06:25 PM
i gotta say, if i am going to pay $10 for a ball of yarn, it is probably NOT going to be Lion...even if the colors ARE pretty!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/fett.jpg

fettuccini (http://www.lionbrand.com/Newsletters/2005NovIssue4.html)

oh i just saw that you can't see the pic very well. sorry...if you go to the link and click for the scarf pattern it will tell you it takes 2 balls for $19.98!

Ingrid
11-28-2005, 06:35 PM
I agree. Homespun is pretty, too, but I prefer to call it Homeshun. ;)

Carol_OH
11-28-2005, 06:50 PM
:rofling: :rofling:

KellyK
11-28-2005, 08:17 PM
They have GOT to be kidding.

Julie
11-28-2005, 08:43 PM
I *might* pay $10 for Lion Cashmere....

amp926
11-28-2005, 09:15 PM
Only 33 yards......??????????????

Jackie M.
11-28-2005, 09:55 PM
[quote="brendajos"]i gotta say, if i am going to pay $10 for a ball of yarn, it is probably NOT going to be Lion...even if the colors ARE pretty!

What's wrong with Lion? :??

HeatherFeather
11-28-2005, 10:35 PM
it's just that Lion Brand is so.....what....I just don't think their homespun holds up very well. My sweater totally frizzed out. I still wear it..but for all the money, I'd want it to look new. But that's the deal with synthetics.

And some of their patterns...bleah...

but it of COURSE is personal taste....they must be doing something right tho...they seem to be making tons o dough.

brendajos
11-29-2005, 12:03 AM
oh let me say that i don't think there is anything wrong with most of lion's yarn...i have more than my fair share of their yarn in my house....bought some today in fact...and this one is probably a delightful yarn....i just don't think that i would pay that much for 33 yards of acrylic yarn $10 is a price i expect to find for nice yarn at my LYS....not for yarn at Hobby Lobby! :rollseyes:

Ingrid
11-29-2005, 12:25 AM
I'll chime in here, too. I happen to abhor Homespun, to the point that I once asked a stranger in Michael's if she had every used it so I could warn her off.

She said she had and that she loved it. My own daughter loves it. I'd demand a DNA test if I wasn't awake when she was born. :rofling:

I guess that's why there are so many yarns. I have used Woolease and would recommend it, for example. It's not all Lion Yarn, just very expensive ones and Homespun ;)

BinkyKat
11-29-2005, 02:04 AM
I'm always interested in something new, but I agree, I'll go to my LYS for luxury yarn. Although, I am interested in feeling it. I have yet to see the Lion version of cashmere in our HL or Mikey's, I have to admit, they seem very pokey in stocking stuff when it comes out.
I have lots of other Lion yarns, i like suede. I even have some of the dreaded Microspun that I haven't used yet that was purchased at the height of my "gotta get it all" stashapalooza when i first got on board. But, I intend to use it and use the tips provided in the other post to make my experience anti-traumatic :thumbsup:
I've used Homespun a small handful of times, but it's only been for scarves in combo with fun fur, which there is a whole moral debate on in itself (fun fur haters vs. fun fur users...sigh, can't we all just get along) I like Fun Fur for it's novelty effect, like Grrrr scarves etc... but not to blatantly duplicate actual animal fur, some patterns like that make me :?eyebrow: wanna hork.

'nuf said ;)

brendajos
11-29-2005, 02:44 AM
i am not sure how you did it, but you made a post that was actually on subject seem completely random....impressive!

:rofling:

dustinac
11-29-2005, 10:48 AM
I have alot of lion in my house too but for the price of that I'd go to the LYS.. although right now I'm actually thinking of frogging a homespun project to do my 1/2 sweater cause the LYS doesn't carry what I need.. really shouldn't cause the homespun splits like crazy but I've kinda entered I want it now phase and later I can do me a wool one.. that is of course if I can get a gauge swatch to match :oo:

kitkat
11-29-2005, 10:59 AM
It might be great, but I won't buy it without a 40% off coupon.

Homespun is a drag. Ugh. I am working with it right now.

brendajos
11-29-2005, 11:05 AM
i don't know....even $6 seems a little pricey for less than a football field of yarn! Heck...i believe the nature wool is about $9 for 220 yards....or even Cascade 220 is what...$6 for 220 yards? AND it doesn't feel acrylic-y at all? *shrug* that's just a lot of money considering that you would need several balls of it for just about any project. i am even having a hard time buying that you can get a decent sized scarf out of 2 balls.

Norman
11-29-2005, 11:16 AM
I saw this yarn last night in the mailing.. I found it a bit too odd for my tastes.. and that's saying alot :)

brookehanna
11-29-2005, 03:40 PM
I almost got suckered into buying Moonlight mohair at Joann's post thanksgiving sale. I love the metallic sparkle in it...but it is not very soft and I can't justify the price when much nicer mohair blends are available at the LYS for the same price or cheaper!!

Norman
11-29-2005, 03:46 PM
I've been looking at the Galaxy Yarn.. yeah I don't think it's lion brand.. but it's pretty in some aspects :) Sorry.. I went way off topic.. I'll stop now

Jackie M.
11-30-2005, 12:03 PM
I'll chime in here, too.
I guess that's why there are so many yarns. I have used Woolease and would recommend it, for example. It's not all Lion Yarn, just very expensive ones and Homespun ;)

Ahhhh....I have only used Woolease and I love it. Never have used Homespun, so I will take heed from the master of knitting and stay away from it.

Jackie M.
11-30-2005, 12:04 PM
I'll chime in here, too.
I guess that's why there are so many yarns. I have used Woolease and would recommend it, for example. It's not all Lion Yarn, just very expensive ones and Homespun ;)

Ahhhh....I have only used Woolease and I love it. Never have used Homespun, so I will take heed from the master of knitting and stay away from it.

nicolethegeek
11-30-2005, 12:08 PM
I've been looking at the Galaxy Yarn.. yeah I don't think it's lion brand.. but it's pretty in some aspects

It's made by Bernat... and all I can say is OH MY GAWD!!! It looks like something the cat yakked up on the carpet and you were afraid to touch it until it completely dried...

...runs back to her dishcloth to avoid frogging the camo sock...

brendajos
11-30-2005, 12:44 PM
I've been looking at the Galaxy Yarn.. yeah I don't think it's lion brand.. but it's pretty in some aspects

It's made by Bernat... and all I can say is OH MY GAWD!!! It looks like something the cat yakked up on the carpet and you were afraid to touch it until it completely dried...

...runs back to her dishcloth to avoid frogging the camo sock...


omg...that broke the LOL rule and one of the guys here at the office says you are never allowed to say that again cuz of the outburst that came from my desk! :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard: :rofling: